Won’t watch NFL over anthem protests

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionSince 1948, I have been a die-hard New York Giants fan. That was the year the Giants acquired Charlie Conerly from the Washington Redskins. Sunday was the best day of the week during football season, and I proudly watched every game, cheering on my team, wearing my Giants sweatshirt that I refused to wash because it would wash away their luck of winning the game.That was until the day Giants players didn’t stand for the national anthem. That day was the end of my football season. I was so disgusted and hurt by that display of disrespect toward our country that it brought tears to my eyes. It was beyond my comprehension. I never thought my Giants would display such hatred toward America — the America that provides them with the freedoms and economic success they enjoy today.For me, I find this behavior unacceptable and I will not support it. Additionally, the NFL franchise owners’ reaction to not televise the playing of the national anthem is just as unacceptable.So until Americans like me, who just want to watch talented athletes perform on the field and not feel we are betraying our country, I will not be, nor have not been, watching any games or purchasing any items from their sponsors.George J. Kot Jr.SchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Schenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcyMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img

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